Monday, July 17, 2006

It was a BERRY good weekend...

Finally got the motivation to finish up a few of my projects....first, I finished the soft-ilicious periwinkle Kitten scarf (my own pattern....directions to come with picture next blog)...



Then, a mini sock for our knitting group, ManchVegasKnitters...which we will be attatching pins to and wearing on our shirts as a "name tag"...a fantastic idea thought up by Rose (who showed off her lovely little sock last week)...pick either your favorite yarn OR a yarn that says "YOU"...knit it up (I cast on about 20 stitches using size 0 needles and used an ultra soft, 100% pink angora yarn)...and add a biggish safety pin on the back. Voila!

Look at THIS!!!



I decided to put all other things aside and make this adorable Very Berry hat and mitten set (by FiberTrends) for our friend, Richard's baby girl...Katharine. I used only 1 skein each of Lamb's Pride worsted in Fushia and Pine Tree. That's it! Super fun, cute and fast!

In between teaching yoga, giving Reiki treatments and knitting, I was able to go with Ian's family to Maine, for a quick beach day trip. Here is the Broad Ripple Sock (from Knitty.com...sorry, too lazy to link) I'm working on (along with Jackie!) in Cascade Fixation....using a really neat varigated purple colorway...so sproingy and soft!



Can't help myself...must show a couple of pics from the beach of my family....

Here's Ben frolicking in the sand...



And one of Ian, building a sand castle for Ben...



And, one pic of the kids in the pool (it's all set now!!! it's awesome....so cool, blue and clean!)...



I know...this blog was neither witty, nor funny, but a simple account of my BERRY good weekend. Here is the list of things I hope to get done today or tomorrow:

1. Finish the dyed yarn for Carol
2. Finish spinning Donna's blue/violet merino 1 ply yarn
3. Finish one of my Broad Ripple socks and cast on for the other

Bets on how many of those I get done???

6 comments:

Julie said...

I'm betting you get all of them done :) How's that for positive thinking?

Sounds like you had a great weekend - where in Maine did you go?

Just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the berry hat and mittens!

Nichole said...

In this unbearable weather, I'm putting a bet on nothing... well, unless you have a WONDERFULLY cool, air conditioned house and nothing else to do! LOL :)
Great pics!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh...the hat and mittens are the cutest things!

trek said...

I was looking for the picture of delicious, scrumptious, juicy berries!

yarnophiliac said...

he hat and mittens came out great! Lucky little girl. My bet is the knitting and spinning will be done first -- all if the kids are smart and spend the whole day in the pool! (That is, if you don't join them...lol). love, h

Heide said...

Holy moly Batman! That is one heck of a lot of knitting. The hat and mittens are just adorable and I want to make some too! Thank you sharing all of this fibery goodness and the beach/pool shots too!